THE memory of a man stabbed to death is to be honoured through the Great North Run.
Nissan worker David Charlton, 25, was killed as he walked back to his South Shields home after a visit to a pub with fiancée Kirsty Claughan.
Eight months after his murder, David’s family have expressed their thanks for the support they have received from the Glen Corner Trust, set up in memory of another South Tyneside victim of knife crime.
In a tribute to David, who was a dad to a daughter who is now three, trust member Mark Wood will compete in next month’s Great North Run in his memory and to raise funds for the trust.
Mr Wood, 38, said: “I have been touched by how strong and bonded David’s family are, going through what they are going through.”
“It is just an absolute honour to be doing this year’s Great North Run in memory of David.”
Keith Honeyman, 20, of Alice Street, South Shields, was jailed for life last month at Newcastle Crown Court for David’s murder.
He was told he would spend at least 20 years and nine months in prison.
His half-brother, Jordan, 16, of Halstead Place, South Shields, received six years’ youth custody for manslaughter.
Paul Carr, 31, of Hudson Street, South Shields, was jailed for 34 months for disposing of the murder weapon.
Anyone who would like to sponsor Mr Wood’s Great North Run mission can do so by calling 07988 691 753 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org